Emergency Housing/Shelters

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Housing & Housing Help

Click here to find organizations who offer Housing Help, like finding or keeping a safe place to live.

Emergency Housing/Shelters

There are two Emergency Shelters available for those experiencing domestic violence who need a safe place to stay. Please note that Emergency Housing is an Emergency Shelter. Unfortunately, there are no ‘Emergency’ apartments available for those leaving domestic violence situations.

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

  • Crisis Line   
  • Emergency Shelter   
  • Counselling
  • Support & Referrals
  • Safety Planning

Serving: Those at risk of being abused
Region: Peterborough City & County, Haliburton
Phone: 1-800-461-7656
Text: 705-991-0110
Website: https://ywcapeterborough.org


Provides programs, support and advocacy for women and families who want to live free from violence, poverty and oppression as they build their desired futures.

Services: START Program, Crossroads Shelter, Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace (HERS), 24 Hour Crisis Line, family court support, programming, referrals and more.

Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc.

  • Crisis Line   
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Counselling
  • Support & Referrals
  • Indigenous Services

Serving: Those 16+ affected by sexual violence and harm
Region: Northumberland and area
Crisis Line: 1-905-352-3708
Other Phone: 1-800-388-5171
Website: https://akgshelter.ca


Is a temporary emergency shelter offering shelter, support and safety for Indigenous and non-Indigenous women and their children who are victims of abuse or violence.

Services: 24-hour crisis line, shelter, advocacy, housing assistance, and more.

Housing Help

These organizations offer housing assistance.

Community Counselling and Resource Centre

  • Housing Help
  • Counselling 

Serving: Adults and people with disabilities needing support
Region: Peterborough and area, Northumberland County (counselling only)
Phone: (705) 743-2272
Website: https://www.ccrc-ptbo.com/


CCRC offers counselling, support, and resources to assist with personal well-being and access to housing, related financial management and connection with community.

Services: Professional Counselling, Housing Resource Centre, Community Services Orders, Employee Assistance Program.

Elizabeth Fry Society

  • Housing Help
  • Counselling 
  • Court Support
  • Support & Referrals

Serving: Women who are before the courts, incarcerated, or at risk of criminalization
Region: Peterborough and Area
Phone: (705) 749-6809
Website: https://efryptbo.org/

EFry Peterborough

EFry advocates and provides services for women who have been criminalized or imprisoned, as well as those at risk of becoming criminalized.

Services: advocacy, justice services, community programs, peer programs, Housing programs, community outreach.

Murray McKinnon Foundation

  • Housing 

Serving: Female and female identifying youth under 18 who have been sex trafficked
Region: Peterborough (County of)
Phone: (905) 723-4677 (Head Office)
Website: https://murraymckinnon.ca/lavender-hill-healing-house/ 

The focus of the residence is to help keep survivors safe while they heal, providing and connecting them with programming and clinical supports to reduce the risk of re-exploitation.  Anyone can make a referral, and MMF will serve the most ‘entrenched’ youth in the province.

Peterborough Housing Corporation

  • Housing
  • Housing Help

Serving: Singles, Seniors and families
Region: Peterborough (County of)
Phone: (705) 742-0439
Toll Free: 1 (833) 824-4687
Website: https://ptbohousingcorp.ca/


Provides and maintains quality, affordable housing in a safe, healthy and secure environment.

Services: Community housing, Rent supplement programs, and Housing Partnerships

Social Services – City of Peterborough

  • Housing Help
  • Help for Parents & Children

Serving: Singles, Seniors and families
Region: Peterborough and Peterborough County
Phone: (705) 748-8830
Toll Free: 1 (855) 738-3755
After Hours Emergencies: (705) 926-0096
Website: https://www.peterborough.ca/en/city-services/social-services.aspx

Social Services – City of Peterborough

Offer various community services to community members to help people discover new ways to move forward.

Services: Ontario Works, Emergency Assistance, The Housing Stability Fund, Children’s Services, and Housing and Shelter.

Please click here to access the handbook for survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence

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